Burnt green chilli harissa and rack of venison

torched green chilli and spring onion

I was pottering around with the TV in the background with a food program, not unusual in our house, and all of the sudden I heard green harissa. That caught my attention and the question of how and a harissa is defined made me stop and sit down to be able to give it my … Continue reading

Sushi and friends

It was a friend of mine’s birthday and no matter how much I thought about it I came up blank when it came to something to get for her. My imagination and creativity seems to have taken a temporary break. I know she doesn’t like cooking but loves to have friends around and hosts lovely parties. … Continue reading

A chequered plate of tartar of tuna and tartar of salmon

Ever since I saw Chef Morimoto make a tuna and a salmon tartar on Iron Chef America I have wanted to re create the dish. I can’t actually remember what he put in the tartars nor do I own massive identical cleavers so I can make the tartar chopping with both hands at the same … Continue reading

Tuna and watermelon soldiers, beef and kimchi filo cups canapés in the evening sun

I don’t know about you but here we are all waiting for the summer. Those lovely hot days in the garden and nice drinks in the evening sunshine. This morning I woke up and it was perfect! Just a breezy wind and an almost clear blue sky. I got up and went for a walk … Continue reading

Tuna tartar, tuna and chilli ceviche and a crab salad

This weeks occasion must be the opening of Whole Foods near where I work. I went last weekend and got as far as the doors, saw all the people and backed away. I went back today on my way home from work instead and there were less people so I decided to get some dinner. … Continue reading

Being spoilt at the Greenhouse, Dublin

I wanted to try something new whilst in Dublin and I found a couple of restaurants. After checking with my Irish foodie friend she suggested The Greenhouse, just off St Stephens Green in central Dublin. Her recommendations never fail and after reading the menu I quickly made sure we had a table! Reading on the website of The … Continue reading

Cal Pep, a Barcelona institution

When I did my research, talking to people and reading up on it there  is one place that always comes up. Cal Pep. It was so consistent I had to put it on the top of my list for our visit. Last time I went to Barcelona I sort of just went, this time I … Continue reading

Wabi – a lovely, foodie experience!

One of the great things about London is that the restaurant scene is ever changing. Wabi launched it’s London restaurant before Christmas and I have been wanting to go ever since. They had great reviews so my expectations were high. The head chef is Scott Hallsworth, ex Nobu chef and the write ups have been very … Continue reading

A Japanese lunch in Soho and a lovely tart

Last week I had a lunch meeting. I didn’t choose but as I was with a fellow foodie I had no doubts that it would be great. We went to UKAI on Poland Street in Soho, a Japanese restaurant. Going out with a foodie is great as it means I didn’t have to even read … Continue reading